By @StefanKubus –
Filip Hronek will be heading overseas to play in the IIHF Men’s World Championship for Team Czech Republic.
Hronek, who recently wrapped up the end of his season in Grand Rapids with a first-round exit, will join the likes of Anthony Mantha, Tyler Bertuzzi and Dylan Larkin as Red Wings representatives.
The 21-year-old Czech blue liner, one of the Red Wings’ budding young prospects, posted 23 points in 46 games this season with the Red Wings, averaging a point every two games in his first taste of the NHL.
Hronek, the Wings’ 53rd overall selection in 2016, also played in the tournament last year and picked up three points in eight games.
The IIHF Men’s World Championship begins May 10 in Slovakia. Hronek’s Czech Republic squad is scheduled to take on Sweden, Norway, Russia, Latvia, Italy, Austria and Switzerland in preliminary-round play.